DC issues advisory for residents as mercury touches 45 degrees C

BATHINDA: The district and its adjoining areas have started bearing the brunt of the heat wave.

DC issues advisory for residents as mercury touches 45 degrees C

To beat the heat, a man takes a nap near an ice slab in a vehicle in Bathinda. Photo: Vijay Kumar

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Tribune News Service

Bathinda, June 10

The district and its adjoining areas have started bearing the brunt of the heat wave. The mercury has been hovering around 45 degrees Celsius over the past one week.

As per the data made available by the Agri-Met Department of the Punjab Agricultural University’s regional centre in Bathinda, the maximum temperature on Monday was recorded at 46 degrees Celsius and the minimum was recorded at 27 degrees Celsius.

According to the Met Department, residents of the city and its adjoining areas will get no respite from the heat wave in the region as a similar dry and hot weather conditions will continue for some more days as well.

The searing heat has thrown normal life out of gear as harsh and dry weather conditions forced residents to stay indoors. Despite it being a Monday, all the main markets of the city wore a deserted look from morning to afternoon.

Bathinda Deputy Commissioner B Srinivasan has issued an advisory for the residents to beat the heat. He has irected the XEN, PSPCL, Bathinda, to ensure an interrupted power supply to hospitals and city health centres. He instructed the Secretary, Red Cross Society, to take the services of all the NGOs in the district and provide drinking water at public places.

The Deputy Commissioner said to keep your house cool, curtains should be used and at night windows should be kept open.

Moreover, the power supply gets affected due to tripping and there are also reports of voltage fluctuation in some areas in the city.

‘No respite in sight’

  • According to the Met Department, residents of the city and its adjoining areas will get no respite from the heat wave in the region as a similar dry and hot weather conditions will continue for some more days as well.
  • The searing heat has thrown normal life out of gear as harsh and dry weather conditions forced residents to stay indoors. Despite it being a Monday, all the main markets of the city wore a deserted look from morning to afternoon.

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